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Due to effective measures to improve its productivity, the European Patent Office (EPO) published 96,000 granted patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new high mark in its history....
The European Commission anounced last week, on International Women's Day, the four winners of the 2017 Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators: 1st Prize (€100,000): Ms Michela...
As a result of the global survey carried out by the Trademark Review magazine, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has been ranked as the most innovative IP office in the world...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has published an index of links to the sections of the Guidelines for Examination related to computer-implemented inventions (CIIs).   The EPO...
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published three case studies in its blog, revealing how IP plays a crucial role in the daily life of some of the UK's islands. These inspirational short IP...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, published today the latest sectoral study on the economic...
Before filing an international trade mark application, the goods and services to be covered by the mark need to be determined. Madrid Goods & Services Manager is a multilingual e-service that...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has just published a study on the economic impact of...
A new report has recently been released by Frontier Economics, an internationally recognised economics research firm, on The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy. The report estimates that...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (Observatory), has recently published the Summary Report:...
In this new case study Auto-Plas, a UK company with an international reputation in the field of design and manufacture of automotive styling accessories, tells us how strategic management of their...
A taste of Vienna in Malta
Tuesday, 24.01.2017
Starting a business where you can add your personal touch can be a very creative and rewarding experience. However, apart from being creative, one needs to be careful not to infringe others'...
European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are one of the main investment policy tools of the European Union to support economic and social growth within Europe. Research and innovation...
In the new world of international alliances and networks, in order to sustain competitiveness in the global market companies are extending their business activities at international level, now more...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 24 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to trade marks and their...
The European Commission (EC) has published a report on “The trends and current practices in the area of patentability of computer implemented inventions within the EU and the U.S.”, which aims at...
The business opportunities offered by the Internet and IT in general are immense. Some of the most successful computer and internet-based businesses started with simple ideas and very low economic...
Successful technology transfer describes the process of converting scientific findings from research laboratories into innovative products, processes and services by the commercial sector. During...
The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1. The Nice Classification is a system used to classify goods and services for the registration of trade marks. Under...
eSearch plus is the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s most popular database allowing users to search for European Union trade marks and registered community designs. In November...